Mountain Bike Merlin Newsboy

  • 1900.00 £
  • Published date: June 3, 2024
    • Bledington, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

Mountain Bike Merlin Newsboy

⭕ Reluctanly up for sale is my 2002 Merlin Newsboy.

If you are into bikes you will know that these bikes are extremeley rare, and this is an oppourtunity for you to own a work of art from the Merlin metalworks.

Reminiscent of a 50s beach cruiser it has looks to die for coupled with high tech materials, high end components and mountain bike geometry, to quote the merlin brochure this elegant bike is the most technically advanced cruiser youll find.
All newsboys were sold as a package which includes:

1 set of off road wheels - Shimano XT disc hubs with mavic 317 rims.
1 set of road wheels - Shimano XT disc hubs with 700c open pro rims.
2 custom wheel bags.
Newsboy t-shirt.
Newsboy hat.
This bike is number 53 of the 100 produced and comes complete with all the package items above, the bike carries the following original specification:

Frame: 18.5 (large) Merlin MTS size specific 3Al-2.5V titanium tubeset.

Headset: Crane Creek 1 1/8 integrated.

Handlebar: X Lite XLR Pro Carbon

Stem: Thompson Elite.

Saddle: Selle Italia Flite.

Seat Post: Thompson Elite.

Front Derailer: Shimano XTR.

Rear Derailer: Shimano XTR.

Shifters: Shimano XTR rapid fire.

Cranks: Race Face turbine forged.

Brakes: Hayes hydraulic disc brakes.

Wheels: Road & Off road, as above, built by wheelsmith.

Tyres: Hutchinson Mosquito - these still have the little spikes on from the moulding process !

Frame Geometry:

Top tube length: 23.6 inches

Head tube angle: 70.5

Seat tube angle: 73.5

Chainstay length: 16.7 inches

Wheelbase: 42.5 inches

Standover height: 30.7

BB drop: 1.0 inches

Head tube length: 4.0 inches

Fork rake: 38.1mm

Weight: 1921 Grams

If you have any questions please ask.

Phone number ✆ 01865 309693
Bledington, Oxfordshire

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